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Two Start Pitchers, Week 3: Jake Arrieta is a Mean Girl

This week's slate of two start pitchers reminds me of fire-crotched former hottie and child star Lindsey Lohan. So let's examine the parallels. No, they don't have whiney coked up fathers or unstable attention ***** mothers who may or may not be as equally coked up. No, they don't post pictures to their Instagram accounts where they fail miserably at "breaking the internet". Well...
Via Razzball
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds @ Cubs - Desclafani vs. Arrieta; Game 7 Thread

The FIRST PLACE Cubs take on the NOT FIRST PLACE Reds. Jake Arrieta vs. Anthony Spellcheck... #Fowler CF #Hamilton CF *Rizzo 1B *Votto 1B Soler RF Frazier 3B *Coghlan LF Phillips 2B Castro SS *Bruce RF *Montero C Byrd LF #Alcantara 2B #Pena C Arrieta P Cozart SS Herrera 3B Desclafini P No time for wittiness today (or lack thereof)...enjoy the game. Tags:  Cubs game thread
Via Cub Reporter
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Arrieta The Ace?

In Episode 171, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Lance Rinker (@LanceMRinker) discuss some fantasy baseball news and recap the Baseball Professor 2015 season predictions. Topics include: Joe Nathan’s future on Detroit Michael Brantley and Brandon Belt go down with injuries Whether Jake Arrieta is a legitimate ace When you should pick up Red Sox prospect Eduardo Rodriguez...
Via Baseball Professor
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 2, Cardinals 0 (4/8/15)

OSS: Arrieta settled down, the Cubs finally drove in a runner in scoring position. Three up 1. Jake Arrieta walked two batters in the first inning, then rolled the rest of the way, striking out seven and only walking one additional batter in seven innings, all while sporting a magnificent beard. His final pitch hung clown shoes on opposing pitcher Lance Lynn. (h/t Matt Clapp) 2...
Via Obstructed View
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta outduels Lance Lynn as Cardinals fall to Cubs 2-0

Lance Lynn proved last season he is one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball. Coming off his third straight 15-win season, his 48 wins in the last three years are the third most in MLB, only trailing Clayton Kershaw and Adam Wainwright.In his first start of the 2015 season, he picked up right where he left off last season. Problem is, so did the Cardinals’ offense, which...
Via Cardinals Farm
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals @ Cubs - Lynn vs Arrieta; Game 2 Thread

Game 1 was marred with poor situational hitting, poor defense and poor Cubs' fans bladders. Jake Arrieta vs. Lance Lynn #Fowler CF *Carpenter 3B Soler RF *Heyward RF *Rizzo 1B Holliday LF Castro SS *Adams 1B *Coghlan LF Peralta SS *Montero C *Jay CF #Alcantara 2B Molina C Arrieta P *Wong 2B *La Stella 3B Lynn P FREE MIKE OLT! Last night's game was of course postponed 4 hours before...
Via Cub Reporter
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta’s Mechanics: Learning from the Past

When we took a look at Jake Arrieta‘s multi-faceted slider on Wednesday, the pitcher gave credit to ‘old-timers’ for the idea to use his legs to deaden the pitch. It turns out, there’s more old school in his mechanics than just a dragging back leg on a slow slider. It’s not like Arrieta opened with […]
Via Fangraphs
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta’s One-Grip Multi-Slider

It has one grip, and one sign, but Jake Arrieta‘s slider has many shapes. Ask him if it’s a slider or a cutter, and he says it’s both, and more. As much as anything was the secret to his breakout last year, the slider — in its many forms — might be the best answer. […]
Via Fangraphs
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Playoff picture will be influenced by Cubs

Chicago Cubs After today’s 2-1 victory over the first-place Baltimore Orioles, the Chicago Cubs were able to complete the sweep against a team that had only been swept one time all season long. This series was the second consecutive series against a team that is in contention for a playoff spot, a theme that will be familiar from here on out. The remainder of the Cubs schedule...
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Is Jake Arrieta the new ace?

.163 is the batting average opponents have had against Jake Arrieta since the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. This is the type of stat that many thought Arrieta would be able to put up year in and year out. Once a top prospect in the Baltimore Orioles organization, Arrieta never could find his groove with the Orioles. In 69 career games pitched (63 starts), Arrieta posted...
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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